Rachel Carson

Visionaries in Conservation: The Women Behind the Movement

Dr. Rachel Carson is often heralded as the woman who inspired the modern conservation movement. Her book Silent Spring, published in 1962, serves as the genesis of half a century …

Women Conservationists, Always Ahead of the Curve

I’ll admit it: when I think of American conservationists, old guys like Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir spring to mind. I’m sure I’m not the only one to sometimes overlook …

Earth Day Volunteer Opportunities Abound. And Where Did Earth Day Come from Anyway?

Wondering how to get involved for Earth Day and Earth Week? Or, wondering how Earth Day got its start? After volunteering with Duwamish Alive! this weekend to eradicate blackberries and …

Climate Science Under Attack: Who Speaks and Why?

By Larry J. Schweiger The following editorial will be published in the upcoming issue of National Wildlife Federation’s National Wildlife magazine: The famed Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes understood …

Earth Day Flashback: 30 Years of Working to Preserve PA’s…

This column by Larry Schweiger, then president & CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, originally ran in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 23, 2000, marking the 30th annual Earth Day. …

Sense of Wonder

9 Books To Inspire Outdoor Fun for Your Family

A bird singing, a cool breeze, a magnificent sunset: most of the time you don’t need convincing that outdoor time is good you and your family. But sometimes it’s nice …

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